Monk - Season 5, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike


Episode Info

San Francisco literally stinks to high heaven thanks to the longest garbage strike in the city's history. No one is more upset by the overpowering pungency than the germophobic Monk (Tony Shalhoub), who doubles his efforts to find out who murdered the union boss who called the strike in the first place. Growing progressively unhinged as the smell gets worse, Monk concludes that the guilty party was none other than San Francisco mayor Ray Nicholson (Chi McBride)--and when this proves not to be the case, Monk goes completely off the deep end, accusing rock star Alice Cooper of the dirty deed! Will Monk get his act together in time to find the real killer, or have his phobias finally destroyed his detective skills?


Tony Shalhoub
as Adrian Monk
Alice Cooper
as Himself
Ted Levine
as Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lt. Randall Disher
Traylor Howard
as Natalie Teeger
Chi McBride
as Mayor Ray Nicholson
Stanley Kamel
as Dr. Kroger
David DeLuise
as Larry Cutler
Frank Clem
as Ron Neely
Wanda Acuna
as Cleaning Lady
Marcus Lyle Brown
as Delivery Man
Darlene Kegan
as Reporter #1
Silas Weir Mitchell
as Drugstore Manager
Melissa Knowles
as Reporter #3
Suzanne Rico
as News Reporter
Dave Bushnell
as Tour Guide
Luana Parker
as TV Reporter
Kai Soremekun
as Mayor's Assistant
Sy Richardson
as Sanitation Worker
Tony Longo
as 2nd Union Official
Robert Blanche
as Union Vice President
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